We did say hours on the last post! I certainly appears that the world might be witnessing the first stages in an all out war between Syria, Palestine and Israel. No doubt Iran will want to join in the action sooner rather than later. It will surely perceive Israel’s fly over in Syria as reason enough to pursue its race to become a nuclear power in the area likely labeling Israel a renegade by subscribing to the U.S.’s “Preemptive Doctrine”. I’ll suspect we will hear from Tehran within hours as well.
JERUSALEM (CNN) — Syria said it fired on Israeli warplanes Wednesday as they flew over the home of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, heightening regional tensions over the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier.
“The overflight by two Israeli planes near the Syrian shores is an aggressive act and a provocation,” The Associated Press quoted Syria’s television news, which quoted an Information Ministry official.
It said “national air defenses opened fire in the direction of the planes, and they dispersed.”
Israel Defense Forces confirmed that Israeli planes had flown over the Syrian president’s country home and Israeli television reported al-Assad was at home at the time.
The flyover occurred three days after Israeli Cpl. Gilad Shalit was kidnapped inside Israel. He is believed to be held captive by groups linked with Syria.
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres has complained that Syria allowed Hamas political leaders based in Damascus to order Shalit’s kidnapping.
Israeli Justice Minister Haim Ramon told Army Radio Wednesday that Israel sought to assassinate Hamas’ Syria-based political chief, Khalid Meshaal, according to The Associated Press. More…